Acupuncture for Migraines
Did you know that acupuncture can help treat migraines? Although acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat this and other ailments, the science has only just begun to catch up. In a comparative study contrasting acupuncture with conventional medical care, it was found that it not only helps migraines but can even prevent them from happening in the first place.
To understand how acupuncture helps migraine sufferers, you have to understand that in traditional Chinese medicine, it is believed that an imbalance in the flow of blood and energy causes this and other issues to occur. Acupuncture works to correct these imbalances and support the body’s innate healing capabilities. This is done by inserting needles into specific points on the body to improve blood flow to the brain and stimulate the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain relievers.
Acupuncture also works by helping the body balance serotonin levels, a neurotransmitter that affects blood vessels and has a role to play in migraines. The end result of undergoing acupuncture is amazing. Many migraine sufferers even find that they no longer need medication.
Besides the results, another positive about acupuncture is that there are no side effects - and it is virtually painless.
Acupuncture has been practiced in the United States for decades. Although clinical studies have shown how effective it can be to treat chronic conditions including migraines, pain, insomnia, and anxiety, research is only just beginning to understand the applications of this powerful healing modality.
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